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Old 12-27-2014, 03:27 AM   #1
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How to install Mate Desktop


Hi guys I am wondering how do I install the Mate Desktop Environment for Slackware 14.1 I have tried to install by using the Slackbuild Scripts maybe I am not doing something right but I keep getting the following error
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mate-build-base.sh: line 5: syntax error near unexpected token `newline'
mate-build-base.sh: line 5: `<!DOCTYPE html>'
If someone could give me a simple step by step instruction it would be appreciated to work out where I am going wrong I use slackbuilds all the time this is the first time I had this issue thanks in advance
 
Old 12-27-2014, 03:45 AM   #2
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The easiest way is to just install the binary packages available here for version 1.8.

Other than that, make sure you carefully read the README.TXT (especially if you want to build from the MASTER branch) and the FAQ.

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Old 12-27-2014, 04:21 AM   #3
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You haven't downloaded mate-build-base.sh correctly. You've saved the source of the Github page that displays mate-build-base.sh from your browser.

You should download the mate-build-base.sh file, and everything else, by following the first step in the README:
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1. Clone the Git repo or download a tarball/zip of the repo.
You can download a tarball of the repo from this link:
https://github.com/mateslackbuilds/m...ate-1.8.tar.gz
 
Old 12-27-2014, 04:49 AM   #4
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I worked it out I accidently didn't extract one of the folders from the zip file which caused me to have this annoying issue all good guys I don't know how but I must not of highlighted it before I extracted the files all is working now
 
Old 12-27-2014, 07:08 AM   #5
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Success

I have successfully installed MATE and it didn't break my system like the last two attempts of Installing Gnome did

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Old 12-27-2014, 08:33 AM   #6
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enjoy MATE 1.8
 
Old 12-28-2014, 02:43 AM   #7
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I am certainly enjoying it nice and snappy perfermance and ease of use even for experienced Linux user doesn't eat all my resources like KDE much better suited for Slackware makes my Os run a lot more smoother I think from now on I will just stick to Mate KDE is far too bulky and clogs up my resources I find all good. Thanks anyhow for the quick replies last night and am happy to report im happy using Mate
 
  


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